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Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Octagon

 
 
The Octagon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
1. The Octagon Marker
Inscription.  This building known as the Octagon built in 1800 for Col. John Tayloe of Mount Airy, Virginia, was occupied by President Madison after the burning of the President's House by the British on August 14, 1814. Here the Treaty of Ghent was ratified by Madison February 17, 1816.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar of 1812.
 
Location. 38° 53.78′ N, 77° 2.491′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of 18th Street Northwest and New York Avenue Northwest, on the right when traveling north on 18th Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1799 New York Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peace at Last! (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Octagon (a few steps from this marker); Gen. John A. Rawlins Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Marshall (about 400 feet away); 1801 F Street (about
The Octagon Building image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 5, 2016
2. The Octagon Building
400 feet away); The American Red Cross (about 500 feet away); Jane Delano (about 500 feet away); In Memory (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on May 23, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1. submitted on November 14, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on December 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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